The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 returns from 26 August to 25 September, bringing back with it the Chinatown light-up and with a food fair, stage shows and bazaar.
The theme of Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 is “Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon”. Here are some of the activities that you can look forward to in Chinatown this end August and September.
What to Look Out For the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Light-Up 2022
From 26 August to 25 September, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street will be aglow with lanterns. Upper Cross Street is a new addition to the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Light-Up.
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The key motif of this year’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Light-Up 2022 are different varieties of mooncakes. The main display at Eu Tong Sen Street is a 10 metre tall candy-coloured sculpture of snowskin mooncakes accompanied by lovable jade rabbits.
There are also larger-than-life lantern sculptures of mooncakes from Singapore’s main Chinese dialect groups: the Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakkas, Hokkiens and Teochews.
The light up takes place from 7 pm to 12 midnight daily.
The former Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street will be hosting the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival’s first-ever Food Fair. Look out for 16 stalls offering a variety of street-style delights. These range from Ramly burgers to fried sausages. The Food Fair will be held from 26 August to 10 September from noon to 10 pm.
Head to the area outside People Park’s Complex for the Trade Fair. Shop among 12 stalls with various clothing and lifestyle items. The fair isn’t very big and is similar to a mini-pasar malam.
The stage shows have returned to Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 with cultural performances. These take place on 27 and 28 August, 3, 4 and 10 September 2022 from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at Kreta Ayer Square.
Lantern Painting Competition
Budding artists between 6 to 18 years old can take part in a Lantern Painting Competition on 4 September at Chinatown Point. Participation is free and pre-registration is required. Do so here.
While you are in Chinatown, you may also wish to go on a mural hunt to view the various beautiful murals which decorate its historic streets. If you want to view lanterns, you may also wish to check out Lights by the Lake 2022 at Jurong Lake Gardens.